About EGO Power Plus Lawn Mower

If you’re looking for a more environmentally friendly way to mow your lawn and to avoid many of the hassles associated with traditional gas mowers, the EGO Power Plus Lawn Mower claims to be the most powerful rechargeable mower available. In fact, the EGO Power Plus Lawn Mower is claimed to provide both power and convenience in an eco-conscious, easily storable package.

But do the benefits provided by the EGO Power Plus Lawn Mower outweigh the negatives, and is it a good use of your hard-earned money? Let’s trim the facts and see the results for ourselves.

EGO Power Plus Lawn Mower Details

At the core of the EGO Power Plus Lawn Mower is a 56-volt lithium-ion battery, which is claimed to be 40% more powerful than the leading 40-volt battery. In fact, with the addition of the EGO quick charger, you can have your battery fully recharged in 30 minutes or less, which can also be used with the company’s other lawn maintenance tools, such as the straight string trimmer, blower, and hedge trimmer. Just insert the battery and go.

EGO also claims that one handle adjusts the entire Power Plus Lawn Mower deck, and the two-touch safety lever allows it to easily start without pulling or priming. In addition, since the Power Plus’s motor is electric, there is no associated yearly maintenance or winterizing during the cold months.

With this in mind, each EGO Power Plus Lawn Mower includes the following features:

  • 20” deck, so you’ll be able to mow your lawn in fewer passes.
  • 3-in-1 mulching, bagging, and side chute options.
  • LED headlights that allow you to mow any time of the day or night.
  • EGO Power+ motor that is 20% quieter than a gas powered motor.
  • Compact foldable design and collapsible handle allows it to be stored just about anywhere—even vertically, since you don’t have to worry about any gas or oil spilling out.

EGO Power Plus Lawn Mower Pricing

The EGO Power Plus Lawn Mower is currently available only through Home Depot, and is priced at $499 plus free shipping.

As far as replacement parts, you’ll pay $130 for the 2.0Ah battery and $200 for the 4.0Ah. A standard replacement charger will set you back $70, while the 30-minute charger is priced at $100. However, keep in mind that the 30-minute charger can only be used with the 4.0Ah battery.

See Also: 5 Tips For Achieving the Greenest Grass on the Block this Spring

All EGO batteries and chargers come with a three-year warranty. In order to inquire about the EGO Power Plus Lawnmower, replacement parts, or the product’s warranty, you’ll need to contact customer service at 855-346-5656.

What Do Other Consumers Have to Say About the EGO Power Plus Lawn Mower?

EGO is based out of Geneva, IL and is not listed with the Better Business Bureau. However, all of their lawn equipment, including the Power Plus Lawn Mower, is manufactured in China.

The EGO Power Plus Lawn Mower seems to have a very positive online customer reputation, although some of the most common complaints cite high price that is not justified by its performance when compared to traditional lawn mowers, poor cutting performance even at higher deck levels, thereby requiring multiple passes of the same areas, short run time (~30 minutes), faulty batteries, and flawed chute design (see more about this in the following section).

What’s the Bottom Line About the EGO Power Plus Lawn Mower?

Now that you know a little more about the EGO Power Plus Lawn Mower, if you’re concerned about being environmentally conscious, is it worth your hard-earned money? Overall, it seems like the EGO Power Plus Lawn Mower provides fairly good performance, especially when compared to other electric mowers on the market. However, this doesn’t mean there aren’t some important factors to consider.

First, one of the most common customer complaints we encountered during our research cited that the mower’s side discharge chute tends to strike the ground when turning, which causes it to fall off. While several customers recommended fixes that could alleviate this problem, they also noted that this may void the warranty. EGO has acknowledged the problem on their discussion boards, but as of this writing no change to the design has been made.

Second, the EGO Power Plus Lawn Mower is not self-propelled. While the company’s rationale for this is that the mower is light enough to be pushed without it, if your yard is relatively large and/or hilly, this could quickly present a problem. On top of this, the Power Plus’s battery charge will only last about 30 minutes, which means you may need to frequently recharge before your entire lawn is mowed. Add to this the fact that numerous customers complained the EGO Power Plus Lawn Mower doesn’t always cut evenly, and as a result you may have to pass over an area multiple times in order to obtain a nice even cut.

Finally, although lithium-ion batteries can last anywhere between 300 and 4,500 charges, depending on how low you allow their charge to get during each cycle (this link provides an in-depth explanation of the process), replacement batteries for the EGO Power Plus Lawn Mower are fairly expensive. In fact, the 4.0Ah is about 20% the cost of a completely new mower.

Bottom line: If you’re on the fence about purchasing an EGO Power Plus Lawn Mower, you may want to wait until the price comes down, as well as until some of the battery and chute problems are resolved.

SEE ALSO: Lawn Mower Maintenance 101: Tips to Keep Yours Running Strong All Year Long

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6 Customer Reviews for EGO Power Plus Lawn Mower

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  • Excellent So Far

    The latest engineering and fantastic safety features. Cuts great and is a pleasure to use. The jury is out on the five year warranty, but it looks promising.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Ego Power

    I have had ego tools since may of 2015 and all have been great, mower works great, chainsaw, hedge trimmer works great and the leaf blower will blow your leaves around like nothing. I bought an extra battery so I can mow for a long time with no stops. Love all my Ego tools.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    EGO Mower is the future

    • Melbourne, Australia,
    • Aug 4, 2015

    No turning back to petrol. Cuts as good as petrol and the mulching cuts the gas fine that you don't need the catcher. Very happy. No smell, no pulling of cords. Enjoying the chore of mowing. Wife wants to mow next.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Works good for me.

    • Bonney Lake, WA,
    • Jul 24, 2015

    I've had this mower for a few months now and I'm pleased with its performance. It's light weight, good power, lasts quite a long time on one charge, and battery charges quickly (about 15 min). It also mulches and bags well. My only concern is it's all plastic so durability through the years is a question. Overall I like it!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Functions well, watch where you buy it.

    • Homestead, FL,
    • Jun 8, 2015

    The EGO mower is a really good item, I use it at least once a week and it has only run out of power once. I do have a problem with the company and the way they handle warranty issues. I bought my mower NEW on eBay, registered it online and assumed all was well.

    I had a problem with the fast charger, it kept saying that my battery was bad, so I called the toll free number. Once they found that I had not bought it at Home Depot they would not talk to me, except to tell me the battery was bad.

    From what I can tell the charger is the culprit as the battery just charges fine on the second charger, it simply takes longer. I have to let it charge 80 minutes instead of 30, but I did not have to spend $200.00 to get a new battery.

    This tying the whole warranty to HD is really an unfair way of conducting things. So be warned that when you buy non HD you are taking a chance.

    Is it worth it? You bet, it is a great mower, I just do not like the way they choke down the source.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Just Love it!

    This was given to me by my boyfriend and I was not enthused by the present, but I have to admit I just LOVE this mower. It's quiet, folds up for easy storage, is as light to use as a vacuum cleaner, turns on a dime, no shoulder pain from pulling starter cord, no smell, not hot, no smell, and no fouled spark plugs. I could just go on and on. I actually love mowing the grass now.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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